Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Made in the Shade ♥ One Creative Scotland

Well - it surely seems to be a year for collaborations! Made in the Shade has been invited to take on a rather exciting styling project with the guys and dolls at One Creative Scotland :) If you haven't heard already, following 4 successful and very distinct arts/music/creative mash-up events hosted at The Tollhouse Studio, the tiny team have decided to branch out a little bit! The next step? One Creative Scotland TV!

Presented by radio gent and Glasgow rock music figure, Jim Gellatly and arts correspondent Katie Russell, the planned 56 minute pilot show will be based on the existing format of the bi-annual One Creative Scotland event combining live music, visual art and indie film features.

Our gal Clare (with a helping hand from Carrie here and there) will be taking on the task of styling and dressing the music rooms for the programme! Clare cannot WAIT to get going and is already scheduling trips to all her favourite treasure troves. We visited The Tollhouse Studio for the first time last night. Owner and creative entpreneur Chris Deeprose showed us around the sprawling space and described the proposed layout of the spaces. Not only is the converted factory space AMAZING, but we have every faith that the TV pilot edition of the artsy bash will go off without a hitch and prove to be an inspirational (and fun) event for everyone!


If you would like to attend the pilot-show recording event, then you can! You can buy 'em NOW from here To find out more about One Creative Scotland and/or the pilot show, email organiser and project manager Clare Kelly at: clarekelly137@hotmail.com


Made in the Shade @ Pin Up Nights Festival 2010

The Made in the Shade gals are teaming up with the Pin Up fellas once more! Following the success of the MITS Mini Mart at the Pin Up Nights Ladies Night, John D & co. have invited us to curate a 'lil selection of indie shopping stalls as part of the much anticipated Pin Up Nights Festival :)

Taking place on Friday 30th July at The Flying Duck, this special edition of Glasgow's favourite indie rock'n'roll shebang crams in all the fun of the fest into a six hour music marathon! Some line-up snippets include DJs sets from the Sons & Daughters and Rock Action camps plus live music from Sonny Marvello and Mitchell Museum. It's set to be a good 'un!

Want to set up shop with Made in the Shade at the Pin Up Nights Festival?

If you're a rock'n'roll designer maker, happy crafter, vintage seller or other creative business owner and you'd like to use this swell 'lil opportunity to promote your business to a likeminded audience (and make a few bucks in the process!) then drop us a line at madeintheshadebookings@gmail.com We'll be taking bookings until Friday 16th July.
Selling spaces will cost just £10 each in line with the nature of the event.

Get to it! :)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Planning Ahead: Father's Day at The Maisonette

Is it just me - or does this summertime seem to be one of the busiest summertimes EVER? I'm losing my marbles a 'lil bit just trying to keep up with everything. I was just getting tuned into the local artsy buzz of The Westend Festival, The Hidden Lane Festival, The Degree Show(s) and The Edinburgh International Film Fest and then the blinkin' World Cup kicked off in spectacular style, adding to the hullabaloo. I won't include the launch of the last ever series of Big Brother to the whirl of activity for fear of upsetting y'all (*but inside, my heart is a-pitter pattering with glee at the return/demise of this god forsaken circus - in equal measure and IS, at least in my head, another exciting 'thing' happening right this minute*). On top of all these distractions, we're trying to organise a shop refit and a website launch! It's a busy, busy time!

But! Woah, there! Let's not forget your ol' Da. You may well be out and about playing the culture vulture or be glued, square-eyed to your tv screen watching blinky images of footballers/reality tv crazies dart around - but mind n set aside some time for your Daddy. It's Father's Day next weekend. Our Dad's are pretty great. We'll definitely be spending some quality time with 'em next weekend. Though, whether they'll even know/care we're there as they 'f' and 'blind' at the football commentators in TV land, who can say? But on the offchance that they do, we thought it might be nice to gift them a little something to let them know we love 'em.

Here are some of our Father's Day present ideas from The Maisonette :)

'The Vested Fox' print by Julia Pott (£7), Bird Badge Sets by Kate Broughton (£4 each), Scented Toadstool by Angharad Jefferson (£14)

Upcycled Annual Notebook by Little Silver Leaf (£10), Wooden Medal Pins by Lost At Sea (£12 each), Croos-stitch Anchor Pin by Memo (£9)

Greetings Cards by Konnie Kapow (£3 each), Pistol Mug by Kitty & Dude (£24)

The Blue Bits Zine by Antzin (£5), Moustache-To-Go by Ding Dong Designs (£6), Moustachio Pin by Memo (£8)

Wall-Mountable Stagface by Wooden Tree (£50)

Emergency Tea Badge by Nikki McWilliams (£2.50), Grow-Your-Own-Veg Greetings Cards by Kate Broughton (£4 each), Weak Tea Weak Mind mug by Miso Funky (£10)

Inspiration! :) For more ideas, have a nosey around our Flickr profile.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Made in the Shade & The BUST Craftacular = Big Whoops

It's that time of year... Clare and I tend to get itchy feet round about now. Our overwhelming desire for hardhitting, bottom slapping, eye-popping vintage clothes shopping overload is coupled with a desperate longing for Mexican food, rock'n'roll bowling, fancy hairdos from Nina's Vintage Hair Parlour and a generous dose of creative inspiration and indie craft action. We just gotta get to London Town! I think it's something to do with sunshine - and it's definitely got a lot to do with this year's BUST Craftacular event! Busty, busty :)

So. We've booked our (unusually) swanky pad. We've booked our Megabus tickets and we're adding the finer details to our itinerary. This summer, since we'll be up to our eyes in Made in the Shade work, we've decided to get involved in the BUST Craftacular in a slightly different - but equallys fun - ways. Not only will Made in the Shade be sponsoring the AMAZING freebie BUST swag bags (presented to the first 100 visitors!) but we'll be donning our finest frocks and packing up our finest MITS soundtrack snippets and getting down to a 'lil dj stint at York Hall! We'll be packing hits into an hour long slot from 12 noon. Tip top!

Oh - and if you're planning on attending the event (which, frankly, you oughta), then look out for Beardy! He's one of the official BUST Craftacular photographers again this year. His snaps made it into BUST Magazine last time, so if you want to be in with a chance of having your face printed in a flippin' fabulous international publicaton, you might want to touch up your lippy and say cheese!

Designer Makers - If you'd like to set up shop at the BUST Craftacular at York Hall on July 10th, then you have just two more days to submit your info to the team! Get to it! Click here to apply now! :)